Join us at the Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga

Hello COMC Nation,

The Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga is just around the corner, and we are excited to have a place at the largest hockey card trade show in the world.  COMC will once again be there to accept submissions to save consignors on shipping, offering free giveaways (while supplies last), and answering any questions you may have.  The show, which is running from November 6th through the 8th, is special on a number of different fronts.

What makes this Fall Expo special?

Firstly, this show has been going for 25 years and the Fall Expo marks the 50th show;

Secondly, the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame induction class of Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger, & Phil Housley will be present as autograph guests;

Thirdly, the show is the launchpad for the release of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey and the first live card of Connor McDavid in an Edmonton Oilers uniform. The hype surrounding Connor McDavid has not been seen since 2005-06 with Sidney Crosby, and COMC would like to help connect people who may be fortunate enough to have his card with those who are seeking to own his card.

To this end, we are offering free premium processing for all Connor McDavid cards featured in an Edmonton Oilers uniform from November 5th (projected release date of 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey) through December 31, 2015 (postmarked). This includes redemption cards in 2015-16 MVP Hockey, 2015-16 Artifacts Hockey, and 2015-16 Upper Deck Tim Hortons which trade one for one for a Connor McDavid card, but excludes the 2015-16 MVP Pacific Division.

To make sure your order is processed free of charge, make sure to use the submission wizard from your COMC account to choose this option. As with all premium processing, there is no upgrade fee.  Mailbox submissions or Connor McDavid cards not in an Oilers uniform do not qualify.

For further details of the Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo, check out the shows homepage at http://www.sportcardexpo.com/

For a checklist of cards available in 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, please visit our advertising partner at Cardboard Connection. http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2015-upper-deck-series-1-hockey-cards

Canadian Promotion and Sportscard and Memorabilia Expo

A quick update for our Canadian users.

COMC will be attending the Sportscard and Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga, ON on May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. We will have free giveaways for everyone who stops by – while supplies last – as well as store credit draws and more giveaways for all registered COMC users.  We will also be accepting drop-off submissions so you can save on the cost of shipping.

In addition, for a limited time, we are offering our Canadian Spring Promotion starting from today until April 2, 2015.  Refer your friends to us, and if you are a new consignor, let us know so we can welcome you aboard!  This great deal is available for batches sent to our Canadian office under the guidelines outlined below:

Ship to or drop off at

COMC Consignment
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby BC V5G 1J3
Canada

The Special:

$0.20 per raw standard-sized or tobacco-sized trading or gaming card
All other cards of different sizes will be sorted out and processed separately under either basic (for tall boys) or premium (for graded, encased, booklets, oversized, sports poker chips, coins, or pins)
User Account not required to be funded at the time of shipment (account still required to be funded before cards are uploaded)
Cards in penny sleeves are acceptable
Cards in toploaders and cards requiring condition notes subject to $0.05 handling fee per card
Additional 50¢ upgrade charge is required to list a card for $50 or more
Additional 25¢ charge for cards that are valuable, fragile, or thicker than 3.5mm (138pt) and must be scanned in a toploader
Maximum 5000 cards per household
Minimum 125 cards (or $25.00 batch fee)
Cards will be live within 10 weeks of receipt of shipment
All shipments must be postmarked no later than Thursday April 2nd, 2015
Mark your package “Canadian Spring Promotion”

Non-Canadians are welcome to use the Canadian Spring Promotion, but will be responsible for all customs, duties, and taxes associated with the submission.

Auctions & Specials

COMC Reflection

It’s nearing the end of the year, which is a great time for reflection and contemplation. Looking back on 2014 with all its ups and downs, there is one thing we appreciate most – YOU.  That you’ve had our backs in our most difficult year has been the greatest gift of all.

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This is exciting.  You have asked us for the ability to do auctions for years. So we are testing this functionality.  We still have a lot of work to do, but we hope to allow you to run your own auctions in the near future.  In the meantime, test out our auctions, pick up some new product, and give us your feedback.

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Boxing Day – Free Promotions & Free Shipping

In honor of Boxing Day (Canada’s Black Friday), we will allow sellers to run free Promotions & we will offer buyers free shipping on 30 items or more from Thursday, December 25th – Wednesday, December 31st.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

We would like to extend a Happy Thanksgiving to our northern neighbors and use the opportunity to offer some autumn news and specials.

COMC will be attending both the Vancouver Sports and Retro Collectibles Show in Langley, BC on November 1st, 2nd, & 3rd and the Sportscard and Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga, ON on November 8th, 9th, & 10th.

We will be accepting drop-off submissions of up to 5000 cards, so you can save on the cost of shipping.  In addition, we are offering our Canadian Fall Promotion from today until November 29, 2013.  Refer your friends to us and if you are a new consigner, let us know and welcome aboard!

This great deal is available for any batch sent to our Canadian office:

COMC Consignment
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby BC  V5G 1J3
Canada

The Special:

  • $0.20 per raw trading or gaming card
  • $0.50 per graded, encased, or jumbo card as well as any other supported collectible
  • User Account not required to be funded at the time of shipment (account still required to be funded before cards are uploaded)
  • Cards in penny sleeves are acceptable
  • Cards in toploaders and cards requiring condition notes subject to $0.05 handling fee per card
  • Maximum 5000 cards per household
  • Minimum 25 cards
  • Cards will be live within 10 weeks of receipt of shipment
  • All shipments must be postmarked no later than Nov 29, 2013
  • Mark your package “Canadian Fall Promotion”
  • Non-Canadians are welcome to use this special but will be responsible for all customs and duties associated with the submission.

COMC Canada also continues to support all regular services at this time in addition to this special except for consignment of comic books & magazines and COMC Mailbox.

Unlock Another Special Offer in time for Black Friday:

By taking advantage of our One Month Processing or our Fall Promotion Special, consigners with 200 or more cards can designate 20% of their submission to our 2-Week Processing at the One Month Processing Rate. This will allow sellers to segregate cards they want on the site for sale in time for Black Friday November 29, 2013.   Simply label 20% of your submission as 2-Week Processing and the remaining 80% as One Month or Canadian Fall Promotion.   Submissions of 2-week processing on its own will be processed as 2-Week processing at it’s regular price of $0.35 per regular sized item.   Cards must arrive (ie. not postmarked) before 11:00am November 14, 2013 at our Canadian Office to allow us to process them before Black Friday.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, and we’ll see you at the show!

COMC is on the road in April!

With all the exciting things that have been happening at COMC recently – the opening of our Canadian office, the launch of our new service for comics, and some other amazing projects we haven’t even announced yet – we thought it would be a good time for us to go out and spread the word to collectors face-to-face about all these new and wonderful ways to use COMC. It’s time to hit the road!

April is going to be a super busy month for COMC, as we’re attending four great events in April; it’ll be even busier as three of these events are happening on the same weekend! Talk about some intense logistics – our admin staff is going to earn some time off in May. But, never fear! We’re up to the challenge and we’re going to make it happen, in the classic COMC style.

Here’s a breakdown of the shows, and who you can count on meeting when you go:

Edmonton, AB – The Summit Collectibles Show IV – April 20-21
COMC CEO Tim Getsch and Julia Getsch our Director of Business Development will both be in Edmonton, ready and eager to tell you all about what we have in store for the COMC community in the weeks and months ahead. They’ll be accepting card submissions of 5,000 cards per customer all weekend long, giving everyone a chance to take advantage of Canadian Spring Promotion. There’s also going to be plenty of specials and giveaways for show attendees.

Vancouver, BC – Fan Expo – April 20-21
Sam Kassam from our Canadian office will be representing COMC at this star-packed show, one of the biggest comic/pop culture conventions on the West Coast. He’ll be meeting with collectors and anyone else interested to hear about our new comic service. He’ll also be accepting submissions (up to 5000 cards per customer) as part of the Canadian Spring Promotion, as well as answering any questions you may have about COMC.

San Francisco, CA – TRISTAR – April 19-21
COMC is pleased to announce that we will be attending TRISTAR’s Bay Area Classic show for the first time. Senior Account Manager Steve Hollander and Account Manager Norbert Strub will be in attendance, taking submissions of up to 5,000 cards per customer and talking with anyone and everyone.

Vancouver, BC – The Sportcard Collector Show – April 27-28
The second of back-to-back weekend shows in Vancouver will find Sam Kassam and our Shipping Supervisor Geoff Holland manning the booth, ready to discuss all things COMC with new and veteran users alike. And just like the other April shows, submissions of up to 5000 cards will be happily accepted from anyone looking to get their cards in as part of the Canadian Spring Promotion.

2013 has already proven to be an exciting year at COMC and it’s only April! We’re going to be attending more show in May, including The Spring Fever show in White Plains, NY, as well as the Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, ON. Watch for more details about those events as they get a bit closer.

Fasten your seatbelts for an exciting ride ahead – the rest of 2013 will include more events, more innovations to our website, and more ways to make collecting more rewarding and fun for everyone. Stay tuned to our blog, as well as Twitter and Facebook, for the latest news!

Canadian Spring Promotion!

A special promotion designed for our neighbors to the north, this great deal is available for any batch sent to our new Canadian office.

COMC Consignment
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1J3
Canada

The Special:
$0.20 per raw trading or gaming card
– $0.50 per graded, encased, or jumbo card as well as any other supported collectible
– User Account not required to be funded at the time of shipment (account still required to be funded before cards are uploaded)
– Cards in penny sleeves are acceptable
– Cards in toploaders and cards requiring condition notes subject to $0.05 handling fee per card
– Maximum 5000 cards per household
– Minimum 25 cards
– Cards will be live within 10 weeks of receipt of shipment
– All shipments must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2013

Non-Canadians are welcome to use this special but will be responsible for all customs and duties associated with the submission.

Our previous temporary P.O. box address is no longer in use.

Please mark your shipment “Canadian Spring Promotion” and send it to:

COMC Consignment
4311 Canada way
Burnaby BC V5G 1J3
Canada

We welcome drop-offs by appointment only by calling 1-800-517-3540

COMC Canada also continues to support the regular one month service in addition to this special; please mark your packages clearly.  Our Canadian office does not currently support the consignment of comic books, or any of our One Day, One Week, or Hot List processing options.

Canadian Warehouse Open for Submissions

It’s been a long time coming; with lots of back and forth negotiations, tension-filled days and nights, and plenty of hand wringing and hair pulling included, but finally…

The NHL lockout is over!

With all sides settled on a new long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement, the dust has settled and it’s time to drop the puck! And we at COMC couldn’t be more excited!

As the NHL gets back to work, our Canadian location is ready to accept batches for consignment! Since we’ve just opened and are still getting things finalized, we’re currently only able to offer our One Month service through our Canadian warehouse. For now, One Day and One Week submissions must be submitted directly to our US warehouse.

Please send your shipments to:
COMC Consignment
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby BC  V5G 1J3

For our friends in the Lower Mainland (or anyone willing to make the drive) we’re going to be able to accept your drop-off submissions at our office. This will be done by appointment only, between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Please call 1-800-517-3540 to set up your drop-off time with our office staff. Any shipments that are currently in transit to our P.O. Box will be fine.  We are keeping it until February 28, 2013 to facilitate the transition.

Please note that we won’t be able to ship any purchases from Canada for a few weeks, but we’re hoping to be fully operational mid to late February.  If you have any questions or concerns about a Canadian submission, please contact us by phone or email, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions, as well as address any and all of your concerns.